Effect of Short-Term Home Follow-Up Visits on Readmissions of Veterans With Heart Failure

Oleg G Tatsiyenko, Salve Regina University


Heart failure (HF) is a medical condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. It requires ongoing management and has the highest readmission rate among chronic conditions, resulting in a significant burden on healthcare systems and patients. This study evaluated effectiveness of the home visiting nursing service, called Hospital in Home (HIH), in preventing readmissions among veterans with HF. The HIH, a short-term nursing visiting program, was adopted by the Veterans Administration to provide multiple nursing interventions in patients’ homes in a span of 30 days. Patient records were reviewed in one hospital in the Northeast region of the United States that serves a predominantly urban population of veterans. Records of veterans who received nursing visiting services post-discharge were compared with those who received usual care, which was typically a follow-up visit with a primary care provider or a specialist.

Subject Area

Nursing|Clinical psychology|Health care management

Recommended Citation

Tatsiyenko, Oleg G, "Effect of Short-Term Home Follow-Up Visits on Readmissions of Veterans With Heart Failure" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations. AAI30688987.

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